Chewing Gum Already Spoiling Look Of The New Mall Pavements

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The Mall pictured on Saturday night last, with a section on the main carriageway completed up past Penney’s.

A TRALEE town councillor is asking the public to dispose of their chewing gum in a proper manner, as the surface of the new pavements in The Mall are already being defaced by the gum.

Cllr Toireasa Ferris was speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Tuesday, where members heard an update on progress on the work in The Mall.

The ground preparation works and civil works are currently ahead of schedule. Paving on both sides of the footways is substantially complete, while pavements along the central carriageway is progressing.

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It is scheduled that the overall paving along the Mall will be completed to Quinlans Fish/CH Chemist by August 8, in advance of the Rose of Tralee Festival.

Cllr Terry O’Brien complimented council staff for the interaction between themselves and traders throughout the work, as he said he has had positive feedback from traders on this point.

Mayor of Tralee, Norma Foley, said people had expressed concern that the pavements already looked dirty, but she said this is because they have not been sealed yet. After sealing it will make it easier to clean and there will be less markings on it before it’s officially finished.

Cllr Ferris said she already noticed a large amount of chewing gum on the new pavements in such a short space of time.

She appealed to the public to please dispose of their chewing gum properly in bins and cease from throwing it on the ground.

She said enough money has been invested in works going on in The Mall and it was important to have it in as good condition as possible.

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